Date   : 10/31/2005    Duedate: 11/12/2005


DM-1    TURN-531

This Weeks Top Honors


(1-6169) [22-20-0,141]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FLAIR                          POSITION IS EMPTY
WIND STORM (144)               
(1-6169) [22-20-0,141]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FLAIR                          FLAIR
WIND STORM (144)               WIND STORM (144)
(1-6169) [22-20-0,141]         (1-6169) [22-20-0,141]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLOODFANG CLAN (385)        45
2. HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)     39      BLOODFANG CLAN (385)
3. HAWKLORDS (21)              14      Unchartered Team
4. VORTEX (571)                 7
5. JGW PERISHABLE (409)         6      JGW PERISHABLE (409)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*JGW PERISHABLE (409)       2   0  0  100   1/ 2 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)   8  7 0
 2- 3 LAME SUPERHEROES (516)    12   5  2 70.6   2/ 1 WIND STORM (144)          8  7 0
 3/ 2*VORTEX (571)               7   3  1 70.0   3/ 3*VORTEX (571)              7  3 1
 4/ 4 BLOODFANG CLAN (385)     112 116 12 49.1   4/ 5 BLOODFANG CLAN (385)      5  8 0
 5/ 0 HAWKLORDS (21)           114 136  7 45.6   5/ 6*JGW PERISHABLE (409)      2  0 0
 6/ 5 WIND STORM (144)         407 512 29 44.3   6- 4 LAME SUPERHEROES (516)    1  0 0
 7/ 7 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)  419 633 12 39.8   7/ 0 HAWKLORDS (21)            1  3 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                             Mordant Olympics Invitation
                                Hammer the WordSmith
                                   Minister of War

     Hammer studied the parchment that bore the invitation to the Mordant Olympics in
the excited hand writing of Lord Xiang, who had just recently reactivated his stable
in Mordant.
     Here was yet another manager who desired to see his favorite arena grow in
numbers to recapture the glory and grandeur of years gone by.
     Although Hammer had announced his official retirement from sponsoring contests
about the time that Lord Xiang had sent him the invitation to participate in an
upcoming Mordant Olympics, the lure of participating in a new contest in the original
Delarquan basic arena was too good to let pass by.
     Tripwire had been rumored to be activating a stable in Mordant as well; plus
other managers were rumored to be sending stables to Mordant, so Hammer sent out a
call to his kLk alliance mates that the Mordant Olympics promised to be an
interesting and/or exciting contest to cross blades with old friends/foes to help
celebrate the coming New Year!
     Hammer had already sent one of his Mordant stable warriors to the Summer Tourney
and had decided to register the aforementioned warrior for the Fall Tourney as well
prior to receiving from Lord Xiang the Mordant Olympics invitation.
     "Might as well register the entire stable for the Fall Tourney," reasoned Hammer
as he prepared for another adventuresome journey in the real world, "God knows they
need the experience and this is as good a time as any to find out if they are worth
the time and effort of competing in a contest that is certain to draw a number of
crafty contest veterans with their far from average stables of warriors!"
     Hammer dispatched an activation notice to the Gladiatorial Commission for his
Mordant stable to be activated as soon as the Fall Tourney concluded; afterall, the
survivors would most assuredly need the extra practice before all the Mordant
Olympics stables began arriving in quest of glory and grandeur!
     "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!"
                Minister of War

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 530): FLAIR of WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 415): MELLITA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 538): NOTTHUR of SORCERY COVENANT (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 534): TRAUMER of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 533): HOFFA of JOHNS (Dear, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 537): COOKIE FOR THE SOUL of HOLE IN THE WALL (The Muffin Man)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 534): SWEATY of BRAIN (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 529): SIR REALISTIC of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 520): BOOKIE of ARROGANCE (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 519): ASHANDAR of AGE OF EMPIRE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 493): FRANKENSLOSH of HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 483): GUHULONG of JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 213): OUTLAW STAR of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 471): OSTMAN of WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 419): HARZOGH of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 200): VIRET of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 188): DUFF of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 165): KOOL AID of LIQUIDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 412): WIGGLER of THUNDR + LITENING from TALCAMA (Doc Steele)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 530): WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 415): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 538): SORCERY COVENANT (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 534): HARMONY (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 533): EVEREST LLP (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 537): THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 534): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 529): SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 520): WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 519): AGE OF EMPIRE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 493): ABSTRACT (Xerxes, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 483): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 213): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 471): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 419): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 200): CARESS OF STEEL (Maximillian, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 188): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 369): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 165): TWISTED SISTERS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 412): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 538): NOTTHUR of SORCERY COVENANT (Visionist, mgr.)
              (turn 537): WIRLITZ of SORCERY COVENANT (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 533): PUSSY-FOOTED of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 537): COOKIE FOR THE SOUL of HOLE IN THE WALL (The Muffin Man)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 533): HAILSTORM of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 529): SIR REALISTIC of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 519): ALTON of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
                            BILLY THE SQUID of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 419): HARZOGH of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 187): EVANGELION of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 369): DOC FELLE of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Here I am again, having defeated Hayden last turn to defend my throne.  This just
PROVES that I belong here, with a divine purpose to redecorate the arena in my image.
For an update:

Rookie Manager ran out of pink paint, and substituted purple for the visitor's side.
I like the contrast!

Lan and Boomer came back with my dry cleaning, and have been sent to help Rookie
Manager paint.  The arena should be done in time for the next cycle of fights.

The bedpan is a hit!  Folks keep tossing coins in there as an incentive for folks to
stick their hands in there (it has been used, both for its intended purpose AND as a
spittoon).  Most folks don't realize I have Brick Wall collect the coins (what do
golems care about stink and mess, anyway?), then wash 'em.  I then go clothes

Lord Xiang says I have to 'perch my butt' here one more turn for immortality.  What?
I'm not pretty enough to enshrine me as I am NOW?  Pffft!  I know I am.  Just goes to
show what HE knows about beauty!

Until next time, Brick Wall gets the nod. -- Flair

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, MORDANT?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Going for broke or broken, our 
Duelmaster BRICK WALL challenged this turn.  And if variety is the spice of life, 
MORDANT may be getting bland, as FLAIR stays top dog in the city.  Conan's Place, 
humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From 
MORDANT's trash dumps?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  What's 
the big D?  JGW PERISHABLE was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... 
grumble... mumble... curse...  And it looks like WIND STORM avoided them the most 
this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  KANDRIS was 
challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or 
feared?  Heh, heh.  I guess I can give a little credit to GLORIA BLOODSTONE of 
BLOODFANG CLAN for challenging up by 20 to KANDRIS.  GLORIA BLOODSTONE won to get 92 
points of recognition.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess 
what brave team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  I see the crowds are getting restless, I must 
leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLAIR 6169                   22  20  0   141       WIND STORM (144)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAYDAN 7356                  17  46  1   104       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
 BRICK WALL 7478              29  16  0   103       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
 GLORIA BLOODSTONE 6035       14  12  3    92       BLOODFANG CLAN (385)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COUNT MOTORHEAD 369          18  24  0    88       HAWKLORDS (21)
 KANDRIS 6612                  9   6  1    71       WIND STORM (144)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOTTLE OF BEER 7620          12   9  0    62       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STUPENDOUS MAN 6996           8   3  1    54       LAME SUPERHEROES (516)
 ROOKIE MANAGER 7639           8  11  1    45       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
 CRYSTAL PRINCESS 660         11   8  0    41       HAWKLORDS (21)
 MARCUS 6672                   6   5  0    41       WIND STORM (144)
 DEADLY BORE 7657              6  11  0    36       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 T.S. MANAGER 7738             2   0  1    23       VORTEX (571)
 LAST REBEL 5896               2   0  0    23       JGW PERISHABLE (409)
 LAN 6724                      3   3  0    21       WIND STORM (144)
 MR. BROWNSTONE 1286           2   1  0    21       HAWKLORDS (21)
 T.S. POISON IVY 7737          2   0  0    19       VORTEX (571)
 T.S. NEON NECRO 7739          1   1  0    16       VORTEX (571)
 BLOODFANG STALKER 6341        3   3  0    12       BLOODFANG CLAN (385)
 HOBBLEWOCKY 7742              1   0  0    10       BLOODFANG CLAN (385)
 BOOMER 7741                   1   1  0     6       WIND STORM (144)
 T.S. TALON VOLKSIE 7740       1   1  0     4       VORTEX (571)
 T.S. FLOYDD 7736              1   1  0     4       VORTEX (571)
 WAGGLESWORTH 7745             1   0  0     3       BLOODFANG CLAN (385)
 SYD ANARCHY 1359              0   1  0     1       HAWKLORDS (21)

'-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn.

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF 546    0  1 0   1                   T.S. MANAGER 7738     531 NONE    
TOOTHLESS 003 7746     0  1 0 BLOODFANG CLAN 385    ARENAMASTER KAKAR 568 531 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Saint/Ed. -- Thanks for the list of managers!  Hope to see it grow after the
tourney. -- Lord Xiang

Bottle of Beer -- Those 'differently colored clays laid in complex geometric
patterns' are actually graffiti from the local street urchins.  Brick Wall and I went
out for drinks after the fight, and well, he passed out in the alley. -- Flair

Bottle of Beer -- Why didn't I kill the idiot?  He teaches so WELL! -- Lan

Rookie Manager -- No dwarves.  Got it.  What about stunted Shews? -- Marcus

Bottle of Beer -- The Wall has a rating?!?  AdMaster at Snoring, perhaps? -- Flair

JGW -- WELCOME TO MORDANT!!  An impressive 1-0 turn.  *grin*  Turn up the heat, my
friend! -- Lord Xiang

Rookie Manager -- Sorry about the arm.  Hope it didn't interfere with any drinking or
wenching after the fight. -- Marcus

Bottle of Beer -- OWIE!!  Well, I now know I need to work on my Rip and Init skills.
-- Lan

Slen Snotnose -- Next time we fight, we should come out in Green Vests/Visors, armed
with A Deck of Cards with backup Dice. -- Boomer

Gloria Bloodstone -- Twenty-two point downchallenge to me.  0gp.  Twelve arena fight
(who knows how many tourney fights) advantage over me.  18+gp.  You lost to me.
PRICELESS!! -- Kandris

Convicted Thief -- You teach well! -- T.S. Floydd

Geshi Scrivener -- Five minutes?  That's all you can last?  Geesh! -- TS Poison Ivy

Slen Snotnose -- Unskinny...BOP!! -- TS Manager

Last Rebel -- Once you start hitting me in the pelvis, it starts getting painful!
Next time, try for someplace safer, like, um, my foot!! -- TS Neon Necro

Slen Snotnose -- TS Manager couldn't give you enough beating, eh?  You are a real
masochist, you know that? -- TS Talon Volksie

Lord Xiang -- If all went well my stable should be active this round! -- Hammer;
Minister of War

Lord Xiang -- What are you doing here, you old cuss?  I haven't seen your carcass
lying around these parts for years.  Hell, you haven't seen mine around either.
Don't get used to the stench coming from the guildhouse; it won't be there long. --

T.S. Neon Necro --  Now how about a real warrior to test my mettle? -- Last Rebel

Flair -- You are wasting your time, young lady.  "Unbelievable deadly force"!  Not
necessary, and also wasteful.  Even insulting.  If you had asked nicely, with a
logical exposition of your reasoning, I would have surrendered. -- Haydan

Lan -- (surprised look)  How many bottles of beer did you have before making that
challenge, eh? -- Bottle of Beer

Bloodfang Stalker -- Now, that is a circumstance I have met with often before, such
as at the tourney of, hmm, I don't remember if it was in '95 or '96, but it was very
like your situation, except for a different style, of course, and I was TOLD, not
that I believed it, that the whole thing was a JOKE, not that I found it FUNNY, but--

Yikes!  Who let the Deadly Bore loose at the keyboard? -- Nick

Bloodfang Stalker -- Good try. -- Bottle of Beer, default writer of personals for
Homicidal Maniacs

Silisa the Snake -- I see two sets of blueprints that do not agree.  There is
contradiction, and the structure is unstable.  I have examined the plans carefully,
and it appears that a "snake" is a limbless (without support pillars) mobile.  You
have limbs.  Therefore you cannot be a snake.  Deception is contrary to the intention
of the Great Architect.  It is not Up to Code.  You must remove your limbs, or your
designation must be changed.  This is gazebo.  It causes cracks in my mortar. --
Bottle of Beer, channeling (more or less) the Brick Wall

Marcus -- Gosh, I've got a chart here that says YOUR style shouldn't fight MY style,
because it would be ME that wins.  So why didn't I win?  I mean, I'm following the
charts EXACTLY. -- Rookie Manager

Flair -- Blonde?  Odd, that.  I thought you were a redhead.  Must have been the
light. -- Haydan

Lord Xiang -- Regarding the challenges (shrug), Small Arena Syndrome.  What else
could you do?  Mine is the only team you can count on to be here. -- Nick
P.S.  Good authority, bah!  Tripwire wrote a personal several turns ago stating in
very clear terms that he was going to make this his home arena and be here always.
Haven't seen hide nor hair of him since.

Lan -- If you plan to meet the Bore again, be sure to bring your earplugs. -- Bottle
of Beer

Marcus -- (offended look)  We are rude, crude, bloody-handed men here.  We should not
have any interest in "cuties in the stands."  It says so right here in the manual. --
Rookie Manager

5 October 2005
To those once of Willaf -- It's time to come back to the sands.  I'm back,
exclusively at Willaf.... -- Kurd the Vivisectionist, Your Better

12 October 2005
Magic Man -- You are a fellow Canadian, are you not?  Where do you hail from?  I live
in Kelowna, B.C. -- Maximillian, 8,13, 28, 47, 54

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TOOTHLESS 003 was butchered by ARENAMASTER KAKAR in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
FLAIR viciously subdued BRICK WALL in a 2 minute expert's Challenge Title battle.
GLORIA BLOODSTONE vanquished KANDRIS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
MARCUS was overpowered by BOTTLE OF BEER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
LAN was bested by DEADLY BORE in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
BLOODFANG STALKER was outwaited by T.S. POISON IVY in a 7 minute Challenge fight.
BOOMER was savagely defeated by LAST REBEL in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
COUNT MOTORHEAD was handily defeated by HAYDAN in a 1 minute uneven melee.
CRYSTAL PRINCESS lost to ROOKIE MANAGER in a 2 minute gory duel.
MR. BROWNSTONE vanquished T.S. TALON VOLKSIE in a 3 minute one-sided duel.
T.S. FLOYDD was luckily beaten by HOBBLEWOCKY in a tiring 12 minute beginner's match.
T.S. MANAGER murdered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute bloody mismatched match.
T.S. NEON NECRO devastated SLEN SNOTNOSE in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
WAGGLESWORTH unbelievably bested SYD ANARCHY in a unpopular 13 minute amateur's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         TOTAL PARRY       16 -   4 -  0      80  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    16 -   8 -  2      67  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -   7 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -   9 -  2      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  15 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 531 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  3         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      FLAIR 6169                 22  20  0  141 WIND STORM (144)
TOTAL PARRY      BRICK WALL 7478            29  16  0  103 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
PARRY-STRIKE     KANDRIS 6612                9   6  1   71 WIND STORM (144)
BASHING ATTACK   BOTTLE OF BEER 7620        12   9  0   62 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
WALL OF STEEL    CRYSTAL PRINCESS 660       11   8  0   41 HAWKLORDS (21)
AIMED BLOW       MARCUS 6672                 6   5  0   41 WIND STORM (144)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FLAIR 6169.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
FLAIR 6169.  The ten other most popular fighters were LAST REBEL 5896, ROOKIE MANAGER 
PRINCESS 660, T.S. MANAGER 7738, T.S. NEON NECRO 7739, and TOOTHLESS 003 7746.

The least popular fighter this week was HOBBLEWOCKY 7742.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were WAGGLESWORTH 7745, T.S. POISON IVY 7737, SYD ANARCHY 1359, T.S. 
6341, MARCUS 6672, and KANDRIS 6612.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

FLAIR (1-6169) WIND STORM (144)